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2012-03-21 15:15:47

Researchers observe that certain processes of cognitive function can be enhanced by cortisol increases Research by Columbia Business School's Modupe Akinola, Assistant Professor, Management, and Wendy Berry Mendes, Associate Professor, Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair of Emotion, University of California San Francisco in Behavioral Neuroscience examines how increases in cortisol, brought on by an acute social stressor, can influence threat-related decision making. The researchers studied a group...

2012-03-08 06:13:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Cushing´s disease is a rare disorder of chronic hypercortisolism due to a corticotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma. Despite high remission, surgery has been the best option to treat it. Now doctors are shedding light on a new way to target the disease. Cushing´s disease is associated with central obesity, osteoporosis, arterial hypertension, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and increased...

2012-01-26 12:59:58

Concordia study shows that the presence of friends mitigates the effects of negative experiences ℠Stand by me´ is a common refrain when it comes to friendship but new research from Concordia University proves that the concept goes beyond pop music: keeping friends close has real physiological and psychological benefits. The presence of a best friend directly affects children going through negative experiences, as reported in the recent Concordia-based study, which was...

2011-12-22 06:21:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Inhaled glucocorticoids used to treat asthma during pregnancy isn´t associated with an increased risk of most disease in offspring, but it could cause endocrine and metabolic disturbances, according to this study. In a population-based cohort study, 65,085 mother-child pairs from the Danish National Birth Cohort were followed up in real time from early pregnancy into childhood. "Maternal use of inhaled glucocorticoids for asthma during pregnancy was not...

2011-12-16 12:58:51

Inhaled glucocorticoids for the treatment of asthma during pregnancy are not associated with an increased risk of most diseases in offspring, but may be a risk factor for endocrine and metabolic disturbances, according to a new study. In a population-based cohort study, 65,085 mother-child pairs from the Danish National Birth Cohort were followed up in real time from early pregnancy into childhood. "Maternal use of inhaled glucocorticoids for asthma during pregnancy was not related to an...

2011-12-16 12:45:31

Manchester United induced addisonian crisis Doctors in Manchester spotted a rare condition in a football fan after hearing about her unusual symptoms while watching her team Manchester United play. They describe what happened in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. The 58 year old woman would suffer from episodes of anxiety, palpitations, panic, light headedness, and a sense of impending doom towards the end of high-profile matches at Old Trafford, Manchester United's home...

2011-12-12 22:02:49

Autonomic nervous system, cortisol response influenced by horticultural activities Participation in horticultural activities can improve confidence and social skills, cultivate a positive attitude, and rejuvenate the mind and body. Many studies have emphasized the effects of horticultural activities in relation to physical and psychological rehabilitation, but few have considered the influence of these types of activities on mentally challenged people's autonomic nervous system (ANS) and...

2011-10-26 13:00:42

Social rejection can cause stress in preschoolers, adolescents, and adults. But what happens in middle childhood, a time when peer rejection can be particularly stressful and friendships are key? A new study has found that friendships serve as a buffer against the negative effects of classmates' rejection. The study, conducted by researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, appears in the journal Child Development. Cortisol, a human stress hormone, mobilizes energy and...

2011-10-26 12:54:59

Stress in the lives of poor children is one cause of the early achievement gap in which children from low-income homes start school behind their more advantaged classmates. That's the finding from a new study by scientists at Pennsylvania State University, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study appears in the journal Child Development. A group of cognitive processes called executive functions are considered important for regulating behavior,...

2011-10-26 05:29:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Social rejection causes stress in everyone from preschoolers to adults, but what happens in middle childhood? During this time friendships are key, and these friendships serve as a buffer against the negative effects of classmates´ rejections. Cortisol, a human stress hormone, mobilizes energy and helps us respond to potential threat when we're under stress. Increased levels of cortisol are adaptive–they help us adapt how we function to changing...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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